Food & Drinks

Rice ball

These rice balls look pretty sitting on the altar as offerings.

And you can eat them as a quick meal afterward.

Ingredient

RICE

3 cups sushi rice

3.2 cups water

RICE SESONING

1/2 cup sushi rice vinegar

2 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoon salt

Mix the rice seasoning together until sugar and salt dissolve.

Tips. Adjust the above proportion for more or less accordingly.

PREPARATION

1. Wash the sushi rice and pour away the milky water. ( tips. You can use this water to water your plants instead of pouring them away) add fresh water and re wash the rice again. Repeat this process until the water is almost clear when you wash the rice.

2. Remove excess water.place rice in a rice cooker and add the 3.2 cup water.

3. When the rice is cooked. Add the rice seasoning to the hot rice. Mix the rice evenly with chopstick. ( this will prevent squashing the rice)

4. Cool the rice rapidly by fanning it with a fan or just place it near an electric fan.

5. Once the rice is cool enough. You can start making the rice ball. You can wet your hand to make the balls. A bit similar to making snowball. Alternatively you can use a cup as an aid. Remember to set the cup. That will prevent the rice from being stuck yo the cup. Pressing the rice together will give it a nice solid form and texture.

6. The Decoration is up to your imagination. I used traditional coloured pickles, egg, cucumber, mayonnaise, seafood and seaweed. But feel free to use coloured salt or sugar. Cake decoration, etc. HAVE FUN!

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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